The Pune city police have externed as many as 100 goons, including 40 gangsters associated with six notorious criminal gangs in the last one years.
As per a press release issued by the city police on Thursday, as a part of preventive action in 2015, as many as 31 gangsters associated to the Mane gang, Unecha gang, Nilesh Ghaiwal gang and Mohol gang were externed. Similarly, this year till August, the police have externed 10 gangsters from Mazire gang and Deshmukh gang.
It is also stated that 59 more criminals, who operated individually, have been externed from the city limits this year. Also, the police invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against 79 people in 10 criminal cases in 2015. And, this year till August, the MCOCA was invoked against 50 people arrested in six cases.
In a recent case, the police have invoked MCOCA against history sheeter Naktya Prabhu Munnuswami (25) and his five accomplices arrested in a dacoity case, at Khadki police station.